Brittany Semadeni reports on addiction treatment for the military:

FORT HOOD (September 27, 2011)–Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center will soon be home to a new treatment program aimed at helping active-duty soldiers curb their substance abuse habits.

The program will also assist military members in need of behavioral health counseling.

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The Intensive Outpatient Program Day Treatment Center’s purpose is to strengthen the overall fitness and readiness of the military force, health officials say.

Counselors will be using complementary alternative medicine treatment methods such as cognitive behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprogramming and acupuncture detoxification.

Interventions include initial psychiatric evaluation, psychological testing, biopsychosocial evaluations, treatment and discharge planning.

Military members wishing to participate in the program must be enrolled in the Army Substance Abuse Program before receiving treatment and must be willing to take part in the day treatment center program.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Friday at 2 p.m. behind the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center and in front of building 36053 to mark the center’s opening.

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